Dr. Julie Burbidge
Dr. Julie Burbidge primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She also incorporates. Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Dr. Burbidge believes that the client-therapist relationship plays a vital role in healing and growth. Thus, she approaches therapy in a collaborative manner that involves tailoring treatment to best suit the needs of each individual.
While completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, Dr. Burbidge did her pre-doctoral residency at the Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency. Her training focused on treating adults withmood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD), chronic pain, and eating disorders. Dr. Burbidge then began her career working for the public health care system in Edmonton where she gained extensive experience treating clients who presented with panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, depression, insomnia, and emotion regulation difficulties. During this time, she also held various roles within the Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency, including Director of this program. In 2021, Dr. Burbidge moved to Vancouver Island where she took on the role of Clinical Director in an inpatient treatment centre that specializes in treating adults, Veterans, and First Responders with PTSD, addiction, and mood and anxiety diagnoses.
Areas of special interest for Dr. Burbidge include helping people to overcome all forms of anxiety and to heal from trauma and PTSD. She has a breadth of experience facilitating psychotherapy groups and also greatly enjoys supervising psychology students in training.
Dr. Julie Burbidge is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2631).